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Small advances

For the first time in at least 5 years I did a morning work out and you know what? It didn’t kill me. And this was with my late bed time and early morning wake up, a total of about 4 hours sleep.

I’m beat but I am glad I knocked it out this morning as I was beyond tired when I got home. Although habit had me putting on my workout clothes when I came home from work. lol

From the weekend’s list of things to do, I managed to empty out both bathroom cabinets, donate 2 bags of stuff and take the 2 boxes of CDs that have been sitting in a corner to the used CD store to sell. They pretty much gave me back 2 boxes as they only took 45 CDs. Which netted me $80! Not bad for crap that was collecting dust in my dining room.

The next thing to figure out if I am going to try to take the rest to another store or just donate them. Any thoughts?

July plans/goals

HAPPY CANADA DAY!!

Canada Day

It’s been way too long since I set out some monthly goals. I have been flying by the seat of my pants. And while it’s not too detrimental to the budget, I definitely could be doing better. There was WAY too much spent eating out last month. It doesn’t help that the new job has a cafeteria and I can get good, fresh, healthy food for $6. Or that since I changed jobs, I am in a much better place mentally and want to see my friends. ๐Ÿ™‚

1.ย I am going to stick to the budget this month. Really, I am!! LOL

2.ย I am also going to work out in the morning before work. Every morning. No really I am!! ๐Ÿคฃ

3. Blog with some kind of regularity.

This long weekend I am going to start decluttering my place. I have a ton of items that will never be used again; lotions and potions and what not. Last weekend I was looking for sunblock and found 3 bottles all expired. I don’t think they are the only ones. O_o

I will empty the cupboards under both bathroom sinks and only put back what I am sure we will use. I think we have a lot of stuff and I want to inventory it properly so I know for sure. I ran out of body lotion and have been putting off buying more as I think we have more somewhere.

I will attempt to be ruthless and really get rid of things we are not using. I already have a few things set aside to donate. I will be adding to it AND taking it out of my place.

I would also like to rearrange my living room furniture. I do not love the current layout. Having a L-shaped living room/dining room is a small challenge. Plus I might have too much. There may or may not be a couple of dead plants in my home. ๐Ÿ˜ณ

Now to execute! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

156

Oh how I wish this was the number on the scale. Instead it is the number of days in a row that I have exercised. While I feel stronger and am becoming more toned, the number on the scale remains relatively unchanged.

Starting Thursday I am going to start watching what I put in my pie hole. I would start today but I have several good-bye lunches to attend. I will go back to tracking every morsel of food in My Fitness Pal.

I am also going to maintain my early morning get up time and work out in the morning since I will be starting 90 minutes later than I currently do. I love getting my workout done first thing so I can truly relax when I get home. Or throw in a second workout if it’s been a particularly calorie heavy day.

Last night we watched The Legend of Tarzan.

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And to get into that crazy shape, the actor who played Tarzan gave up sugar, gluten, wheat, dairy and alcohol … Sounds about right.

For a foodie, this sounds like torture but short term pain for long term gain, right?

Rude Awakening

Last week I attempted to put on my fat jeans right out of the dryer … It was a struggle. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Monday I stepped on the scale. This confirmed what I feared, but knew was true. I have put on some weight. I feel it in my clothes.

Thursday I stepped on the scale again. Apparently I am a glutton for punishment. I was up 2 more pounds. ๐Ÿ˜ญ

So I am going back to tracking everything that goes into my mouth … starting tomorrow. ๐Ÿ˜‰

the firm

I did the first video on this DVD on Saturday and I am still feeling it. The workout took me 30 minutes to complete as I stopped often. I will be doing these exercises every other day until I can do them straight through.

Now to convince myself to get up in the morning and get it done and out of the way.

 

July No Spend Update #2

There’s extra $ in my bank account!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

***drops mic***

BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

I amuse me greatly.

Ok, seriously now. I have beenย a bit of a hermit this month, but it is reflected quite nicely in my budget. All categories are still way under. Go me!!

Decided to treat myself to cherries tonight. Walked to the local mall, returned my library books and went to the “rich people” grocery store as it was the only one still open. Figured it would be just one bag, so I’ll just shut my eyes and buy it.

When we got to produce department, the shelves were empty. I thought it might be because it was near closing time but was told by the associate that they were sold out. He recommended that I get a rain check. Since the price was going to be $2/lb higher tomorrow.

Well ok, you do not need to twist my arm.ย So tomorrow I’ll be walking back to get my 2 bags (rain check limit) of cherries. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

Work has been full of drama. So much so a coworker & I chipped in and bought our manager a bottle of wine. It was that kind of day yesterday. If it wasn’t for the fact that I had less than 4 hours sleep on Monday night and I had to pick up Princess last night I too might have been drinking.

Since this whole situation is hurting my head, I’m going to share with you all as I’m kind like that. You’re welcome. ๐Ÿ™‚

Office roomie is in a better mood. Could be because she’s spent a lot of time complaining with the new girl. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Although I hear there were tears yesterday morning when she read an email announcing that one of our teammates had moved on to a different department. ๐Ÿ˜•

There was another incidentย yesterday between the old manager and the new girl. This lead to the new girl making comments about calling her lawyer, storming out and calling HR. I have no idea what happened and at this point in time I wish she would just leave if she’s that unhappy. According to the company grapevine she sent something to the VP with a lot of errors and the VP told her plainly that it was not acceptable. This caused the new girl to get upset again.

I am way too old for this. So again I am putting on my headphones and tuning everyone out.

On a completely different note, I have worked out every day for the past 5 days!! WHOO HOO!! My muscles are talking to me and I like it. ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

No Spend – July edition

Along with the exercise wagon, I have also fallen off spend money wisely wagon. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

So I have decided to join Sharon on her July No Spend Challenge.

My freezer is full of food and needs to be defrosted. This will be a great way to get it empty. I should only need to buy perishables.

I WILL IGNORE THE SALES. They get me every time. And because I have a chest freezer I just throw things in my cart willy nilly. Then items get lost at the bottom of my freezer. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Every so often,ย I wonder if we really need the chest freezer. Something I have to really spend the time figuring out. It is handy when there are sales but not so much when food getsย freezer burn.

I will also be doing another cleanse as my body feels sluggish. Need to get rid of the sugar cravings that have been plaguing me.

On a side note, today is day 1 of no jube jubes. AND I worked out today. WHOO HOO!! I will try to only have half a bagel tomorrow but I make no promises.

I am off on Wednesday as Diva is getting her wisdom teeth removed. I will take inventory of my fridge, freezer & cupboards at that time and make a proper plan for July.

Time to reset

It’s time to get back on the wagon. I have fallen off big time.

The office next to mine is the hub for all things delicious and unhealthy. The company supplies jube jubes.

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Delightful sugary good times. Only 13 calories each, which wouldn’t be so bad if I didn’t eat more than 10 a day.

The coworkers who share the treat office are also enablers. Frequently bringing in popcorn, chips, chocolates etc.

It’s time to put my health back at the top of my list. Starting with a massage today and I managed to sneak in a quick (look how out of shape I am) walk following Diva to the mall.

My endurance and cardio needs attention stat.

Tomorrow I am going to back to proper meal planning and a serious increase in vegetables. I will also get back on my fitness pal. Gotta keep accountable. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Project get back to healthy starts again!